Page 4373 - Week 12 - Wednesday, 25 October 2017

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Chief Minister

Notice of motion of no confidence

Mr Coe having delivered a notice of motion of no confidence in the Chief Minister, the Acting Clerk, pursuant to standing order 103, reported the notice as follows:

Mr Coe to move:

That this Assembly no longer has confidence in the Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr MLA, due to the Government’s engagement in corrupt decisions.

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Steel, now that that notice of motion has been given, we will continue till the end of the day.

Renewable energy

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee) (5.32): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the ACT Government is delivering on our election commitments to make Canberra a sustainable city, and continues to take responsible steps to manage climate change and our environment, and notes:

(a) the ACT Government is committed to, and on track to reach, 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020, pursuant to Canberra 100% renewable: Leading Innovation with 100% renewable energy by 2020;

(b) the ACT Government has signed the “Under 2 MOU” committing to zero net emissions by 2050;

(c) the ACT is on track to achieve a reduction in emissions of 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010;

(d) the ACT Government is committed to mitigation and adaption to climate change as a responsible state and global actor by setting a target to achieve carbon neutrality; the ACT’s zero net emissions target brings the ACT in line with the Paris Climate Accord;

(e) the ACT Climate Change Adaption Strategy will mainstream climate change considerations into policies and practices across the ACT which will make the Territory more resilient to the environmental and economic costs of climate change;

(f) working towards creating a sustainable city will drive innovation, investment and the creation of new industries and jobs in the clean energy sector; between 2010 and 2015 local renewable energy jobs increased by 400 percent when national jobs in the sector declined; and

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